Pellissippi State Announcements: The Arts at Pellissippi State hosts concert, exhibit

 

The upcoming Photography Faculty Exhibition at Pellissippi State Community College will include art by the college's own faculty, including this piece by Teresa Mabry Reed.
The upcoming Photography Faculty Exhibition at Pellissippi State Community College will include art by the college’s own faculty, including this piece by Teresa Mabry Reed.

 

Pellissippi State Community College invites the community to attend the annual Fall Instrumental and Bluegrass Concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. A perennial favorite, this free concert brings together the Pellissippi State instrumental band and Hardin Valley Thunder, the College’s bluegrass ensemble. The Instrumental and Bluegrass Concert is one of the events that make up Pellissippi State’s arts series, The Arts at Pellissippi State. The series brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations and the fine arts. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu. For more information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts. 

 

The photography of Pellissippi State Community College’s art faculty will be on display Nov. 14-Dec. 4 during the Photography Faculty Exhibition in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The exhibit is free to attend. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Photography Faculty Exhibition is one of the events that make up Pellissippi State’s arts series, The Arts at Pellissippi State. The series brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations and the fine arts. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu. For more information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts. 

Don’t miss Pellissippi State’s Holiday Spectacular

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Celebrate and enjoy holiday cheer at Pellissippi State Community College’s hugely popular Holiday Spectacular musical concert, offered in two performances, 6 and 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1.

The Holiday Spectacular is free and the community is encouraged to attend. Parking is free. Because space is limited, complimentary tickets will be issued at the door to the first 485 guests per performance. Arrive early to ensure you receive a ticket.

The Holiday Spectacular, themed “Christmas in the City,” takes place in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The concert features the talents of more than 150 Pellissippi State students and faculty in eight different musical ensembles performing classic winter tunes and carols.

While the performance is free, donations are accepted at the door for the Pellissippi State Foundation on behalf of the Music Scholarship fund.

The Holiday Spectacular is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, which brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations and the fine arts. For additional information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, call 865-694-6400 or visit www.pstcc.edu/arts. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

 

Knoxville artist Derek White to exhibit at Pellissippi State

 

Knoxville artist Derek Aulden White will display metalwork and photography, like this piece entitled "Stars Amongst Us," from his Bird on the Wire Studio during an exhibit at Pellissippi State Community College.
Knoxville artist Derek Aulden White will display metalwork and photography, like this piece entitled “Stars Amongst Us,” from his Bird on the Wire Studio during an exhibit at Pellissippi State Community College.

 

Pellissippi State Community College will host Knoxville artist Derek Aulden White for a visual arts exhibit, Oct. 27-Nov.11. A reception to meet the artist will be held from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 27.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be held in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Derek White, who creates at his Bird On the Wire studio in Knoxville, will exhibit his photography and metalwork. White moved to Knoxville from Alabama in 2012, after having worked in fields as varied as graphic arts, commercial retail design and custom aquatic gardens. One of his sculptures, “Still as Steel,” is on permanent display at the entrance to Ijams Nature Center. At his studio, he creates not only photography and metalwork, but soaps, faux bois and other creative products.

The Derek White exhibit is one of the events that make up Pellissippi State’s arts series, The Arts at Pellissippi State. The series brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures and the fine arts.

For more information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call 865-694-6400.

 

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Pellissippi State presents ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’

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Pellissippi State Community College will present “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” a satirical emo rock musical and dramatized retelling of the controversial presidency of Andrew Jackson, in late October and early November.

Performance dates and times are 7:30 p.m., Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 4-5, and 2 p.m., Oct. 30 and Nov. 6. All performances are in the Clayton Performing Arts Center at the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Tickets are $14 for adults or $12 for seniors or students. Purchase tickets at www.pstcc.edu/tickets.

“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” written by Michael Friedman, discusses the role of populism in the actions of America’s seventh president and draws parallels to today’s political climate. The play is for mature audiences and is not suitable for children.

“Populism is a huge theme in the play,” said director Grechen Wingerter. “It’s this idea of ‘taking your country back’ and what the people want. When he was elected, Andrew Jackson wasn’t one of the elite — he didn’t come from the right family or go to an Ivy League school. He marketed himself as a president of the people.”

Wingerter noted that there are clear parallels to this year’s election cycle — from the themes of populism and its political consequences to elections that feature the establishment versus the outsider. The play broaches topics like the 1830 Indian Removal Act and Jackson’s debated marriage to his wife, Rachel.

“The play is controversial because Andrew Jackson was, and is, controversial,” Wingerter said. “We still see the implications of what he did, particularly to Native Americans. This production might evoke a strong emotion, and that’s OK, even if it’s anger. That’s the purpose of theatre and of art — there is truth behind the satire that will allow the audience to think critically and make their own choices.”

The performance on Sunday, Oct. 30, will be followed by a panel discussion on the play’s themes. The panel will feature Wingerter; University of Tennessee professor Daniel M. Feller, caretaker of the Jackson papers, and a representative of the Cherokee Nation.

The performance will feature guest musical director Michael Shirtz, a jazz musician and composer and faculty member at Terra State Community College in Ohio.

“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” is one of the events that make up Pellissippi State’s arts series, The Arts at Pellissippi State. The series brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures and the fine arts.

For more information about this production, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call the box office at 865-539-7529. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

 

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